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Advertising and Promotions Graphic Designer (Former Employee) –  Hoboken, NJDecember 24, 2015
Wiley was primarily a great place to work due to its creative business culture, personable co-workers, and growing employment opportunities. Design and branding standards were taken to a higher level to produce quality work for publications.
Pros
Near Washington Ave strip of restaurants and major transportation.
Cons
Work from home capabilities and software could have been more universal.
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FUN Work Place
Accounts Payable Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Hoboken, NJNovember 14, 2015
The best Job I have had out my career. The young and driven leaders supported the staff by offering classes to excel in your career. The health advice and gym offers to the employees help motivated the staff and most enjoyable part of the job was the cafe.
Pros
discount lunch
Cons
Lay Offs
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An evolving company
Project Manger (Current Employee) –  Hoboken, NJOctober 29, 2015
Wiley is a 200 year old company constantly adapting to a changing publishing landscape. The evolution into a knowledge services provider has been facilitated by recent acquisition in the knowledge and learning space. It is at an exciting transformative point in its life.
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the hardest part of the job
Sr.Performance Tester (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 5, 2015
Getting out of bed in the morning.

Other than that, expectations and unrealistic objectives. I am slightly annoyed with work at the moment as they just delayed our pay rise by 4 months to achieve their profit objectives. Sure, they need the money more than me.
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good place to work but publishing industry is changing rapidly
accounts receivable representative (Former Employee) –  indianapolis, indianaSeptember 15, 2015
Enjoyed working there. Competitive benefit packages and lots of paid-time off. Not much room for advancement. 35 hour work week but still full time.
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work in fear every day
Production Editor (Former Employee) –  Hoboken, NJSeptember 1, 2015
Great work/life balance, but it's all about office politics there. They went on a firing spree in 2013 & 2014 & gave all those positions to offshore vendors. Very negative, dismal atmosphere. You feared losing your job every day.
Pros
work/life balance; vacation
Cons
everything else
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Good Company
Marketing Person (Former Employee) –  Hoboken, NJJune 17, 2015
I good company that has an international presence and is growing. I encourage you to seek employment. Working hard to improve this company.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Too big
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Each client received 100% accuracy.
Bookkeeper (Former Employee) –  Leesburg, FLJune 15, 2015
The most enjoyable part of this job was meeting deadlines, being a part of each client's business and seeing the business grow.
Pros
Completing jobs.
Cons
Working too many hours.
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It was okay
Mail & Production Clerk (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 16, 2015
Filing, sorting mail, making copies, distributing mail throughout the company. Answering phones setting up conference rooms.
Pros
Health insurance
Cons
Odd hours
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Productive and fun workplace. Great people.
Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Hoboken, NJApril 13, 2015
Busy, fast paced, productive and fun.
Many Wiley systems. And a great deal about book publicity.
Efficient.
People were smart, worked hard and enjoyed coming to work. Juggling 25 different personalities (but enjoyed doing it)
Interesting work loved dealing with many of the authors and their book tours. Meeting creative people.
Pros
Great hours and working conditions
Cons
Office politics
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Great people, shifting culture, unclear future
Journals Editorial (Current Employee) –  MAApril 6, 2015
I should start by saying the vast majority of employees across Wiley are competent, collegial, and driven. There's so much knowledge among the offices, but a lot of it's being driven away by constant shifts in focus and a general loss of culture.

Wiley's in the past called itself "the place to be," but it's not even clear what that means these days, with massive layoffs/cost efficiencies, and shifts back and forth between publisher, digital services provider, technology wannabe...lather, rinse, repeat.

To their credit, senior leadership is becoming much more vocal and clear, but I'm not sure how the majority of those leaders can be in place through restructure after restructure. Are these folks really the best equipped to lead us into the future?

Now, all that said, work/life balance is excellent. Pay is probably about what you'd expect. Organic advancement can be slow, although if you're willing to hustle and create opportunities, they're usually there.
Pros
Great work/life balance, good mid-management, friendly people
Cons
Unclear future, lots of layoffs, shifting culture
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Management Confusion
Senior Production Editor (Former Employee) –  Malden, MAMarch 30, 2015
Compensation is good. Great colleagues. Management staff seems to change seasonally and they're struggling to find their niche in the current market. No clear path to advancement. There is flexibility around hours and working from home which makes the work/life balance good. The tough part is the constant changing of direction of the company and the push to cut costs and time on every project. Where once quality of product was important, now fast and cheap win out. Much less job satisfaction.
Pros
Great co-workers
Cons
Management confusion
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Traditional industry meeting transformational challenges
Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 10, 2015
The company recently decided to move into a digital first future and the series of transformational reorganizations has been profound. Core value of fiscal responsibility remains strong and underpins new emphasis on new revenue-driven strategies that guarantee immediate results. An excellent opportunity for younger executives looking to establish their first milestones.
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The place to be
Senior Production Assitant (Former Employee) –  Hoboken, NJFebruary 10, 2015
The typical day at work was very busy. I learned how to multi-task.
Management was patient.
Co-workers were like family.
When co-workers left the job.
Spending time with co-workers at lunch time
Pros
free lunches
Cons
too many meetings
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Great Place to Work, Little in the Way of Advancement
Sales Support Coordinator (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 21, 2015
Wiley is a great place to work, especially if you're younger and looking to get a start in the publishing business and have grown accustomed to the idea that you will not be making a lot of money from the getgo, or you're older and have a family and want to spend more time with them. If you are inbetween those two stations in life there is not alot for you in the way of advancement or compensation.
There are not a lot of rungs in the middle of the corporate ladder.

Supervisors and bosses are very understanding and supportive. I should note that people often come back to Wiley after leaving because the people and environment are very warm and kind.
Pros
best work to life balance in the new york metro area
Cons
what you get in life benefits, you lack in compensation.
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Good place to work
Freelance (Former Employee) –  Hoboken, NJDecember 12, 2014
I was just a freelancer for John Wiley and Sons, but had the opportunity to work on several different websites. I worked on designing covers, interiors, marketing ads, postcards and Wiley Custom Learning Solutions.
Pros
good place to work
Cons
freelanced so no benefits
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Good company to work for.
Facilities Assistant. (Former Employee) –  Hoboken, NJOctober 21, 2014
I worked for this company on a temporary basis and was hoping to be hired permanently, but it never happened.
Pros
a nice place to work.
Cons
assignments are always on a temporary basis and i would love for this to change.
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Pretty good place to work
Sales (Current Employee) –  Hoboken, NJOctober 15, 2014
Friendly people, good work culture. Management seems very willing to work with you to get things done.
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fun place to work
Desktop Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 15, 2014
management very nice and comprehensive, co-workers understandable and friendly.
Pros
didn't have to report in the mornong to anyone
Cons
group organization not good
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good workplacement
Oracle Database Administrator (Current Employee) –  Hoboken, NJSeptember 29, 2014
Good work placement for employees who starts their careers
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